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Tips to Avoid Hydroplaning When Roads are Wet

Hydroplaning, when water is caught between your tires and the road surface, can make you lose both braking and steering control. Wet roads are slick roads, and all of us at Porsche Birmingham in Irondale, AL want to ensure your continued safe driving by passing along these tips to avoid hydroplaning.

At the first sign water is pooling on the roadway ahead, reduce your speed. When it's raining, avoid quick acceleration that can lead to hydroplaning. Make sure your tires are in good condition, as worn treads on wet roads is a dangerous combination. 

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How Do Alternators Work?

Your alternator is an essential component that regulates the electrical charge and supplies it to the rest of your car. It is the reason that your battery is able to hold a charge. Without an alternator, you may be able to drive on a battery charge alone for a short while. However, the most frequent issue with a failing alternator is that battery-shaped light that comes on the dashboard. 

 

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Learn All About Brake Pads

Brake pads are a critical part of any vehicle's braking system. The brake pad is the element that applies pressure and friction to the car's brake rotors. It is this pressure and friction which causes the wheel to slow and eventually come to a complete stop. The vehicle will stop moving once the wheel has stopped. Because of its busy role as a friction buffer between the rotor and the caliper pistons, all brake pads will eventually begin to deteriorate and wear out.

Bigger trucks and SUVs require a specific type of brake pad designed for heavier vehicles…

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Cold weather can weaken already compromised belts and hoses

Owning a vehicle is a huge responsibility, and requires seasonal maintenance. A significant part of fulfilling this duty is making sure you have all of your belts and hoses checked on a regular basis, and replacing them when necessary.

Cold weather is especially tough on your vehicle's belts and hoses. Any existing cracks or tears can get worse when temperatures drop and could become a time consuming, costly problem. The best way to avoid the issue is to have your car serviced before frigid temperatures arrive, and make sure any compromised belts or hoses are replaced.

 

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Join us in the Tech World by Scheduling an Online Service Appointment

There’s never been a better time to utilize technology, and Porsche Birmingham is getting in on "technology train" and we want to take you on-board! We invite you to use our online service scheduler to make your next appointment for Porsche service or luxury car repairs in Irondale, AL. It’s easy, safe and secure as well as convenient. All you need is a laptop, PC or smartphone, and within minutes you will have a confirmed appointment that works for your busy schedule. 

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Protect Your Visibility With Windshield Wiper Fluid

Are you among the many drivers who don't understand how important quality windshield wiper fluid truly is? It keeps your vehicle's windshield clean, which is vital to staying safe on the road. If your visibility suffers, then you are more likely to have a wreck.

Please do not fall into the common trap of trying to replace your car's wiper fluid with water after you have used it up. Water's freezing point is considerably higher than the freezing point of real windshield wiper fluid, and you cannot use it once it has turned to ice. 

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Reasons for shopping at Porsche Birmingham

If you have been using your car for a while and loved the experience, the last thing you will do is a repair or replacement that will take the comfort away. That is precisely what may happen if you randomly make your purchase for spare parts from anywhere besides an OEM-approved location. Below are reasons why your next stop should only be at our dealership.

 

Do you need any parts or information regarding the same? Visit us at Porsche Birmingham for assistance.

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Holiday Safe Driving Tips

During the fall and winter holidays, millions of drivers are on the road traveling to their destination. Generally, this is a time filled with fun and excitement. We at Porsche Birmingham would like to make sure that everyone is safe on the road, because we realize travel might get very chaotic during the holiday season. We urge you to take the following precautions:

  • Before hitting the road, have your entire car checked out.
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Explore the Total Cost of Ownership Before Buying a Car

Searching for a new Porsche takes more than visiting a car lot, looking, and picking out your dream car. You have to consider the total cost of ownership. If you have the idea of working it out as you go along, you will find this is a recipe for trouble. Fortunately, the experts at Porsche Birmingham right here in Irondale, AL have trained staff to assist you in estimating exactly how much car your budget can handle. Here are a few things to consider:

  • Car payment
  • Insurance
  • Interest
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